Found November 02, 2012 on Start 'N' Park Blog: Yardbarker Blogger Network
With three races remaining in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Dale Earnhardt Jr. ranks 12th in the driver standings on the strength of one win, one pole position, 10 top-five finishes and 18 top-10s. POLE POSITION: Earnhardt’s two pole positions at Texas are tied for first as career-bests for the 38-year-old driver. Earnhardt earned the top starting spot at the Lone Star State track in April 2001 and in April 2008, his first pole with Hendrick Motorsports. He also has two pole positions at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Michigan International Speedway. FIRST WINS: Earnhardt, driver of the No. 88 National Guard/Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet, earned his first career Cup and NASCAR Nationwide Series wins at Texas Motor Speedway. He was just seven races into his rookie season when he recorded his first Cup win on April 2, 2000, at the Fort Worth racetrack. Then age 25, Earnhardt started the race fourth and led 106 laps on his way to Victory Lane. He recorded his first career win in the Nat...
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